We Can’t Afford Obamacare. Take the tax instead?
The immediate question as to Obamacare affordability requires a long-term response. Can we afford Obamacare? In an ideal world, an exaggerated expense supporting increased Medicaid and healthcare assistance will result in fewer hospital and ER visits, decreasing the need for advanced and long-term prescription medications that originate from diseases caused by the inability to visit a doctor for a preventative visit. There’s a long way to go.
However, under the present Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: there will be thousands (millions) more requiring medical assistance in the form of Medicaid (taxes). Small businesses will spend money they don’t have on employees barely working 180 full days a year (business owner expenditure).
If you can afford Obamacare, will you take the tax penalty instead?
I am a consultant in California. I support myself and choose to not purchase health insurance. I am very interested in holistic health and natural supplements. You won’t catch me on an antibiotic unless it is in the public’s best interest that I am treated promptly. (This would mean an extremely contagious disease). I don’t visit my doctor for regular check-ups, nor do I see an OBGYN. (Men do not see a men’s health doctor, so why should women suffer the co-pay?)
Now, President Obama and his team, who I did vote for, are mandating that I purchase a health insurance program. I’m sorry Mr. President, but I can’t afford Obamacare. I don’t see physicians, I don’t take prescription medications and I live a healthy, organic lifestyle. I spend that money on nutrients, herbal remedies and a gym membership.
I’ve introduced this blog for two simple reasons:
- To address the healthcare mandate. What does this mean for those of us who don’t know if the tax penalty or health insurance is the better deal?
- I can’t afford Obamacare, so I want to figure out how others can.